Industrial lithium consumers may face struggle to maintain supply as battery sector steals scene

By Davide Ghilotti, Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Lithium market participants have voiced concern about the ability to secure supply of industrial-grade lithium compounds due to an increasingly larger share of the market being taken up by the battery sector.

With long-term contract negotiations for next year's supply unfolding, traditional industrial buyers spoke of surging demand from the battery sector globally and said they expect increasing procurement challenges and higher...

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